Thursday, April 23, 2015

Twitter Request Line, Vol. 117

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It's Twitter Request Line time, everyone! I take to Twitter to get questions about issues in wrestling, past and present, and answer them on here because 140 characters can't restrain me, fool! If you don't know already, follow me @tholzerman, and wait for the call on Wednesday to ask your questions. Hash-tag your questions #TweetBag, and look for the bag to drop Thursday afternoon (most of the time). Without further ado, here are your questions and my answers!

Well, it was nice being an Eagles fan while it lasted.

No, I keed, I keed. Honestly, I'm not nearly as broken up about it as I thought I would be. Sure, the network heads chattering so loudly not even my best Twitter filters could contain them annoyed the shit out of me, but the truth of the matter is that Tebow will either see the field on special teams, gadget plays, or if he is at QB, the season will have already been lost anyway. And all that is if he even makes the roster, which he's not guaranteed to do. Of course, now that I'm writing this, Tebow will be a 16 game starter, and Skip Bayless will start offering takes on his megahorn at every home game. Pray for TH.

Buddy's a humper, so only if you're okay with a dew-claw in your thigh.

The absolute first name that came to my mind was Chris Candido. If he had not tragically died thanks to hospital uncleanliness and general malpractice, he would have worked at least one Trios by now, right? That death still bugs the hell out of me because it was the most preventable death with the exception of Owen Hart's. Anyway, Candido may have never teamed with Crash Holly, but if two guys had kindred spirits across a short generational gap (if you can call the gap between 1995 and 2000 "generational" at all), Holly and Candido did. They would need some muscle, and what better muscle to put behind them than Mike Awesome. That team would kill it at a theoretically immortal Trios tournament.

I don't see any reason why NXT's quality can't remain evergreen. Sure, the Hideo Itami/Finn Bálor/Kevin Owens/Sami Zayn/Adrian Neville core isn't so easily replaced, but at the same time, guys are coming up all the time. You don't think that Uhaa Nation can't step in and be his own wrecking ball? Or that Solomon Crowe won't find a niche? Plus WWE has courted guys from the current New Japan and Dragon Gate rosters. While I doubt Kazuchika Okada or Akira Tozawa will likely walk through the doors at the Performance Center, I wouldn't necessarily rule it out either.

It's all about direction. If Triple H and his inner circle get their heads too far up their own asses, or if the people who replace Trips and the gang once he imports them up to Stamford after Papa Vince goes non compos mentis is a dud, then NXT will start to decline. Right now? I don't see why it can't continue to be a worthy premium alternative to the main roster narrative for a good long time.

It's a WWE pay-per-view in Chicago, and if you think that's just a one guy town, well, I have tickets to a CM Punk Comeback Special show to sell you.

I would take the Sixers 11 times out of ten. At least Sam Hinkie has a plan, and if Joel Embiid plays as much next season as Nerlens Noel did this season, then they're not going to be awful anymore, especially in the East where three teams with losing records made the playoffs. The more I see out of this team, the more I think it is going to contend for a title within three years. I would be shocked if the Phillies made the playoffs in the next three years unless Ruben Amaro, Jr. is replaced by someone who isn't as much of a chowderhead as he is.

I would be all for it, except Breeze is out of Crowe's rent district right now. You don't take three out of five falls in total from Hideo Itami, move onto Finn Bálor, and then have to suffer an uggo like Crowe (and as much as I love Crowe, he's not a pretty man). But when the time comes, it will be the perfect feud for both guys, especially if they keep Crowe being able to hack into technology.

Does Tyler Breeze take multiple selfies before a match?

I think you're oversimplifying things here to get a narrative, because Cena and Tebow aren't really the same. They have similarities, sure. Tebow's throwing motion, dubbed The Frittata by Spencer  Hall, is analogous to Cena's open-window execution on some moves, and they both stir up an awful lot of chatter. Other than that, Cena is actually good at his job. Tebow, eh, he was good at his position in college, where throwing motion wasn't as critical. Plus, if Cena were to have won as many accolades as Tebow, he'd never have won the World Championship, and he certainly wouldn't be US Champion again, that's for sure.

Honestly, it's not necessarily ACH/Nakamura in a walk. I do think it will be the best match of the four cards, because both guys are not only absolutely gifted workers, but they have enough personality to spare for everyone else on their respective rosters. If they have any semblance of chemistry together, they will tear the house down. However, don't sleep on Jushin Liger vs. Dalton Castle. Castle, who bears an all-too-striking resemblance to one "Smooth Sailing" Ashley Remington, has taken ROH by storm, and he has the chops to throw down as well. It's funny to say that a wrestling match depends on perhaps the most influential junior heavyweight of all-time, but yeah, it's all gonna count on Liger to be able to react to Castle's shtick and make something of it. But I trust him; he's Liger, for crying out loud.